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captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> brown: president obama cuts short his vacation to head back to washington, while harry reid says the country is headed toward the fiscal cliff. good evening, i'm jeffrey brown. >> warner: and i'm margaret warner. on the "newshour" tonight, we have the latest on efforts to avert the looming deadline from todd zwillich of public radio international. >> brown: then, geo-politics and children: russia moves to end adoptions by american parents. >> warner: what austerity measures look like at street level: we have a report from athens. >> by the end of 2013 greece would have a worse depression than the great depression in the u.s. >> brown: a player in campaign politics, but what of the current debt debate? we talk with tea party ally, matt kibbe. >> warner: and as e.p.a. chief lisa jackson steps down, we assess the track record of the administration's environmental agency. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. b
jackson steps down, we assess the track record of the administration's environmental agency. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> warner: five days and counting with plenty of tit-for- tat charges, but no agreement in sight. that, in short, summed up the state of affairs in washington today as the fiscal cliff deadline loomed, january first. it would mean more than $600 billion in across-the-board tax increases and automatic spending cuts. >> come the first of this year, americans will have less income than they have today. if we go over the cliff, and it
and scott brown, take a look at their sparring this year. >> i think what you're referring to is the fact that professor warren claimed she was a native american, a person of color. and as you can see, she's not. >> senator brown wants to raise an issue about my character, then i'll lay it out there. you know, when i was growing up, these are the stories i knew about my heritage. i believed my mother and my father and my aunts and my uncles and i never asked anybody for any documentation. >> well, i'll tell you, scott brown obviously lost that race. with john kerry going to state, scott walker's probably going to run in june, they could be serving together, what do you think about that? >> she knocked him out like manny pacquiao got knocked out, so forget that. she beat him down this last race, trust me. >> barack obama dealt the knockout blow. it wasn't this candidate, she was a very, very weak candidate by any standard. she's beloved by progressives but she won because barack obama was at the top of the ticket, let's get real. >> scott brown has a 58% favorability rating, it's likely he
to classes this week in a different school, and as terrell brown reports, an attorney for one of the children is ready to go to court. >> reporter: two weeks after a gunman opened fire inside sandy hook elementary a new haven lawyer is asking permission to sue the state of connecticut for $100 million. >> i'm saying for a fact that the state didn't do enough to provide for their safety. >> reporter: attorney irving pinsky represents the child, a 6-year-old who survived. she's traumatized of what she saw and heard in the school. >> the whole thing came down on the intercom, the screaming, the cursing, the bang bang bang and her friends are dead. >> reporter: pinsky filed the claim last week claiming that the state failed to protect the child and as a result she suffered trauma and injury. in all 20 children died and six staffers. staffers credited with trying to save lives. on pinsky's facebook page hundreds have expressed outrage. sickening. simply sickening. another wrote should be disbarred and jailed for abuse of the system and trauma caused to the p
before we go, real quick, ed markey, your colleague, can he beat scott brown? >> i think so, and the issue is this, in 2010, scott brown was a very decent guy, but a member of this very right-wing party. he's got this problem in massachusetts, especially since in 2010 it was his election that really harolderalded a lot of problems for president obama. massachusetts vote ed overwhel overwhelmingly for president obama. running as a representative for the republican party in the senate to ask for a repudiation of barack obama is a problem. >> going to be fascinating. >> this is not just ed markey on the ballot. this is president obama and ed markey, and i think the people of massachusetts are unlikely to, in effect, reverse their vote of just a couple months ago. >> it's an all boston college race with scott brown and ed markey, the school you represented for over, i believe, 30 years. >> 32. >> thanks for being on the show. we appreciate it. >> thank you, luke. >>> we'll be right back here on msnbc, the place for politics. don't go anywhere. >>> i'm luke russert live from wash
♪ [ music ] >> good morning everyone. i am patti ann browne. >> happy new year. i am heather cheryledilders. it is january 1st, 2013. thank you for watching "fox & friends first". we begin with fox news alert. shy of the deadline the senate passed a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> that goes to the house for a vote. doug mcelway is live with what it all means. you have been up all night so have i, what do we have? >> little more than 2 hours after the deadline passed they passed a stopgap fiscal cliff bill that spares the vast majority of americans tax increases. it passed with broad bipartisan support the final vote was 89 yai's 8 nay's. they pent went to the floor to describe a flawed bill one of the best they could craft given the different priorities over the two parties for the last couple years. >> shouldn't be a model of how we do things but i think we can say we have done some good for the country. we have done some good for the country. we have taken care of the revenue side of this debate. >>> working through the night we have reached a deal with sen more mcconnel
. congratulations. moving on. we have to talk about washington. john brown saying throw the bums out. it is a limit legislators to a one-year term. dennis kneale and shibani joshi are coming up. ♪ >> announcer: you never know when, but thieves can steal your identity and turn your life upside down. hi. >> hi. you know, i can saveou 15% today if you open up a charge card account with us. >> you just read my mind. >> announcer: just one little piece e of information and they can open bogus accounts, stealing your credit, your money and ruining your reputation. that's why you need lifelock to relentlesy protect wh matters most... [beeping...] helping stop crooks before your identity is attacked. and now you can have the most comprehensive identity theft protection available today... lifelock ultimate. so for protection you just can't get anywhere else, get lifelock ultimate. >> i didn't know how serious identity tft was until i lost my credit and eventually i lost my home. >> announcer: credit monitoring is not enough, because it tells you after the fact, sometimes as much as 30 days later. with lif
. as you can see, stocks plunged. shortly after noon, senator scott brown posted on facebook of all things that he was headed back to washington because the president had reached out to the gop leadership with a proposal. then the markets bounced up a bit. but then cnbc's john harwood tweeted the white house denied skost brown's post and markets dropped again. thanks, john, for that. then came a late day surge on news that speaker boehner called the house back to washington, and late today we learned that the white house is holding a conference call with ceos on the status of the fiscal cliff negotiations. so maybe things will change once more again tomorrow. joining me now to discuss the business ramifications and what the markets think of all this, the editor of thegrio.com and msnbc contributor joy reid. >> hey, richard. >> hi, joy. do we also have fortune magazine's assistant, yes, excellent, managing editor, leigh gallagher. thanks for joining us, too. wall street seems to have been naive, maybe a little simplistic, about washington's ability to get the deal done. do you think they're
browne in new york. tragedy along an oregon interstate. you are looking at the wreckage of a charter bus that careened through a guard rail on i-84 near pendleton, killing nine people and injuring 20 others it took more than a dozen rescue workers to remove victims from the scene. the driver lost control of the bus on an icy highway initial investigation shows. the driver was hurt in the crash. >>> an agreement reached by both parties in the house and senatal culture committees to extend for one year the 2008 farm bill that expired in october. without the deal, milk prices could double next month. the head of the senate agriculture committee expects the house to vote on the bill soon even though house leaders have not agreed to put the bill on the floor.et i'm patti ann browne.in for all the latest headlines fox news .com. it.: ♪ >> all right. everyone, thanks for staying with us on this special sunday prime time edition of "the five." the president made his first appearance on "meet the press" in three years this morning and was asked this. >> so what is your single priority of the s
, chicago bears, cleveland browns, kansas city chiefs, philadelphia eagles, and san diego chargers all fired their coaches a day after the regular season ended. five teams also axed their general managers. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to ray. >> suarez: next, secretary of state hillary clinton was hospitalized yesterday after doctors discovered she had a blood clot. few details of her condition were initially released, but late today her doctors said the clot was located in a vein between her skull and brain. they stressed she did not suffer a stroke and is making excellent progress. dr. gholam motamedi, a neurologist at medstar georgetown university hospital, is here to walk us through the known risks and treatments for blood clots. i guess, doctor to start at the very beginning, what is a blood clot. >> blood normally has a tendency to coagulate or clot. if you take the blood out of the system, out of the circulatory system t will clot. if you are, let's say, laying down in a hospital, typically in a hospitalization, without movement, blood has a tendency to form cl
is going on right now according to rich mcconnell. >> what we got was a facebook post from scott brown who said he was come back to washington and jumping on an airplane to review some new proposal from the president that they expected to get. the whole afternoon has been spent by reporters trying -- trying to figure out what was going on. now harry vaed responding to mcconnell so let's right to it. >> he's upset because, quote, the phone never rang. he complains i've not delivered solutions to the fiscal cliff. he's in error. we all know that in july of this year we passed in the senate the relief that would give -- that it would give to middle class americans. that -- that passed the senate. now, we know the republicans have buried themselves in procedural roadblocks in everything we're trying to do out here and now they are saying, well, we can't do the 250 because it wasn't blue slipped, because it will be blue slipped. mr. president, how does the american people retook the that? there was a bill introduced by the ranking member of the ways and means committee in the house, sandy levin
and brown laid it out as to why that vote was so critically important it protected our families. it gave certainty to our businesses. and it keeps this economy moving forward. and all this is true if the house passes this bill. now, as senator enzi said so eloquently and in such a straightforward fashion, this is a deal. this is a deal. and each of us could write our own deal, and each of us would be so much happier with the deal that we personally can write. but that is not the way it is. we are not a parliamentary system. we're one party -- where one party controls everything. in a parliamentary system that you see in europe, one of one party controlling everything. they have a program. the other party opposition has a program. there may be other parties as well. but two major parties. one of them gets elected. they put together a coalition. they have the discipline. they have the program. they don't have to sit down with people they don't see eye to eye with. they just have to get together and pass the program. if the people don't like it, there's a vote of confidence and out they go,
and as it continues some showers wrapping are browne around withs could be degreasing for the afternoon. here is what we can expect. it decreasing-- clouds however the coast could see one-inch of rainfall in certain areas. as for temperatures? there could be a cold blast of cold air. locally, precipitation at 3,000 ft.. but we could see some light dusting of snowfall of the local hills. temperatures tomorrow are going to be chilly but not quite as cold. still in the 30's in napa, fairfield, livermore, and also when half moon bay appeared and not that bad in half moon bay. but we could see clearer skies tomorrow. as for your extended forecast, we are going to see dry conditions tomorrow. also on sunday with temperatures increasing a bit. the chance of rainfall on monday for the north bay just a slight chance. clouds will increase but drier on tuesday but the rainfall will return wednesday and thursday >> jacqueline: catherine? >> catherine: there is some developing news with the coast guard got a call of two swimmers getting in trouble near the north tower of the golden cleat. you are looking at the s
, cleveland browns, kansas city chiefs philadelphia eagles, and san diego chargers all fired their coaches a day after the regular season ended. five teams also axed their general managers. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to ray. >> suarez: next, secretary of state hillary clinton was hospitalized yesterday after doctors discovered she had a blood clot. few details of her condition were initially released, but late today her doctors said the clot was located in a vein between her skull and brain. they stressed she did not suffer a stroke and is making excellent progress. dr. gholam motamedi, a neurologist at medstar georgetown university hospital is here to walk us through the known risks and treatments for blood clots. i guess, doctor to start at the very beginning what is a blood clot. >> blood normally has a tendency to coagulate or clot. if you take the blood out of the system, out of the circulatory system t will clot. if you are let's say laying down in a hospital, typically in a hospitalization, without movement, blood has a tendency to form clots. and sometimes
turner, front office jobs aren't safe either today. the jets, cardinals, chargers, jaguars and browns all let their general managers go. >>> top of the hour. hey, everyone. happy new year to you all. i'm deb feyerick live from cnn's world headquarters in atlanta. >> i'm joe johns live from washington. the world's watching to see if congress reaches a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. and within the last hour, the president said a deal is, quote, within sight and that he himself is willing to make hard choices to avoid $600 billion in automatic spending cuts and tax hikes. >> i'm willing to reduce our government's medicare bills by finding new ways to reduce the costs of healtcare in this country. that's something we all should agree on. we want to make sure that medicare is there for future generations. but the current trajectory of health care costs is going up so high, we have got to find ways to make sure that it is sustainable. but, that kind of reform has to go hand and hand with doing some more work to reform our tax coat so that wealthy individuals, the biggest corporations, can't ta
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brown and folks like that and get to the 60 threshold and break the filibuster and if he was able to do that and it went to the house floor, there's no doubt it would pass and probably get enough republicans at the end of the day. the question is a, would he be able to break the filibuster in the senate, we don't know if that would happen. would boehner put it on the house floor and he said from day one, any plan he would like to see the majority and the republicans in the house move forward. if it were to go to the house i am very confident from conversations i've had that it would pass. >> nbc's luke russert. always appreciate the insights. >> nbc news senior political editor mike murray also digging this joining me live. president obama using the bully pulpit of his office to put pressure on congress. "meet the press" tomorrow and take a listen to part of what he said yesterday afternoon. take a listen. >> if an agreement isn't reached in time between senator reid and senator mcconnell, then i will urge senator reid to bring to the floor a basic package for an up or down vote. >> up
of charlie brown. fielding the punt, but it's closing too fast. very, very briefly. that's all i needed. skins ball at the spot of the dropped punt. john riggins, diesels his way in from one yard out. skins lead 14-3. and the hits keep on coming. 32 seconds left in the half. dallas quarterback danny white dropped back and dexter manly drops him to the turf, and out of the game. >> all day we've been running that play. i kept telling coach, hey, it's wide open, it's clean. they couldn't pick it up, because i was throwing pat donovan off. i thought it was going to eventually work. gary hogue aboom kept them in it. just under seven minutes remaining when darrell grant makes the play of his career. hogaboom dropping back, wash the right side of the scene for a screaming dexter manly. he tips the attempt. grant pulls it in and stomps in for the ten-yard score. >> tried to position myself to where i'm close enough, if he releases fast, i could possibly make a play. but i stopped, he held it longer, then i saw dexter rush across, and when dexter jumped, he tipped it, and it went pretty high up
. mark -- the democrat has never run a statewide race. scott brown is the overwhelming favorite to run on the republican side. it's that time of the year again, jib jab's year in review. ♪ big scandals everywhere ♪ we kept obama care ♪ a hard-fought election ♪ they kicked us in the year ♪ the end is here ♪ it's no yew pretending ♪ i'm not going to let this trending ♪ ♪ 2012 ♪ the end is here >>> that's just a taste. check out more on our facebook page at facebook/jans & co. >>> president obama will sit down with top leaders to try to avoid the fiscal cliff deadline. senator chuck schumer says there's some signs for optimism here. >> the first time leader mcconnell is speaking to the president, if the senate is going to be the place for action starts. >>> means to me we could come up with some kind of agreement. >>> let's bring in democratic strategist blake zeff, and robert shranham. first who will be there. president obama, the vice president biden that will be there. speaker boehner they'll be in this meeting. to you here, chip -- not chip, sorry. to you here, bla
. there will not negotiate on the debt ceiling. sherrod brown said they were going with tit. whitehouse said the same thing earlier. obama said they want an end to the high jinks. host: what is your take on president obama's role in negotiating so far? guest: i think he has a strong impulse to reach a deal. his priorities to reaching a deal is surpassing his desire to stand up for progressive principles. to protect parts of the government from harmful cuts that would hurt a lot of regular americans. host: republicans saw his news conference as unusual. john mccain said he should not know if he should be mad or sad. guest: the white house anticipated a lot of progress of deal. over this they knew there would be concessions. he was trying to fire up the team, slam-dunking on republicans to make it seem like a partisan fight. i think that probably worked. john mccain complained. a lot democratic rally to the cause. host: joe biden made his way to the senate last night. do you know? guest: he played a lot of concerns about the debt ceiling -- he allayed a lot of concerns about the debt ceiling. if republicans
a signature. >> bret: sherrod brown says he will vote for it, the guidance is that they need 90 minutes to two hours to it draft the paper work. i have 30 seconds here, a.b. what happens? >> if john boehner blesses this and supports it it, i bet you will see a good number of republicans join him. if the democrats follow their leadership on the same side and on the senate side as well, i think we will see a deal. it sounds very much like the paperwork and the policy details show the makings of a deal but again, we are talking about the last minute skirmishes that sometimes can delay these things. do i see a deal in the next couple of days? i do. do i see it tonight? i'm not sure. >> bret: a.b. stoddard with the hill. thank you very much. happy new year. we will ten to keep you covered thing fiscal cliff ander and all things watch and around the world as we always do. fair. balanced. captioned by closed captioning services, inc. a new city to explore. >>. >> because they get us ridiculously low prices on really nice hotels and car rentals. so we hit boston in the spring-- even caught a game. and
and bears coach despite tens wins. bills, browns and cardinals also let go of their coaches. some teams wasted no time looking for new men. foxsports.com learned the bears and eagles are looking at mike mccoy. cardinals are reaching out to andy reid. and the chiefs and eagles and browns are interested in falcons offense coordinator. it was a battle of the tigers and the chick-fil-a bowl. the clemson tigers would score this touchdown with 12 -- from 12 yards out. they would go ton win. they trail by just 2. let's move on to something with action. do i have to do a re-creation or do we have that video? we have the video. there we go. i believe the field goal was good. there we go. clem done got that ball -- clemson got the ball, win the 11th game of the season. the final score was 25-24. that is what's happening in the world of sports. back to you people. >> continuing kofrpbl of that fox news -- continuing coverage of the senate passing a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> the deal is far from done. doug mcelway who has not been to bed in about three days is joining us live from the bure
exists here right now. there were reports earlier today that you noted coming from the hill, scott brown among others saying the white house was sending up a new proposal. the white house says that's certainly not the case. there were reports the white house was inviting all four congressional leaders here to the white house for a private meeting tomorrow to try to push this thing through to avert the fiscal cliff. the white house says as of this moment there is no meeting scheduled for tomorrow. we sort of remained where we were when the president first arrived here. in the eyes of the white house it's in the hands of the republicans at the capital, up to mitch mcconnell not to filibuster a bill already there and up to john boehner to allow a vote in the house. >> peter, publicly obviously we're seeing a lot of back and fort between republicans and democrats, but privately what are you hearing from the white house from your contacts in terms of any type of enthusiasm that they think there may be or hope that there could be possibly some way to avert this cliff? >> reporter: acknowledgin
of senator scott brown until january 3rd coming back to d.c. because he was hearing reports of a possible piece of legislation. that got everybody in a frenzy until it was completely, thoroughly shot down by both the white house and many senior aides here on the senate side. so basically, craig, we are nowhere. if house is out of town. the speaker of the house john boehner says it's up to harry reid and the senators and up to mitch mcconnell to allow an up or down vote for 50 and not 60 votes. meanwhile, mitch mcconnell says it's up to the president to act and to lead. i mean, basically, what we have is the president insisting on the package that he's insisted on all along. those making more than $250,000 to have the taxes raised, some january 1st. nonstarter. abundantly clear in the house of representatives. there's some question here and harry reid said he expects to go over the fiscal cliff. can there be a retroactive package passed to help stave off the dramatic series of tax hikes for all americans? >> the office of mcconnell releasing a statement acknowledging that conversation with
. and special elections are fun. i look forward to this. we also might see scott brown again, who used to be senator for two years. >> exactly. and of course, he was just defeated, but, you know, it's not every until it's over. scott brown might values that seat as well. who knows how this is all going to play out. >> always another election. >> exciting times, candy. >> thanks so much, lisa sylvester. >>> america's debt is enormous and growing. but one man thinks he can make a dent by crushing cans. his story, ahead. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have
the cliff. i'm. patti ann: i'm patti ann browne. they will try to avoid the across the board tax hikes for 90% of the american households and deep spending cuts. so far little to no progguess has been reported. gregg: chief white house correspondent ed henry is in the white us. ed, what do we expect out the meeting if any at all? our expectations are a little bit low. >> reporter: you're exactly right, gregg, expectations have to be low. lawmakers of both parties in conjunction with the president have missed one deadline after another. we have been saying for a couple weeks they had to get moving get this completed before christmas in order to give the house and senate time to debate and end up voting on whatever package they come up with. now that we're days away from actually going off the fiscal cliff where these automatic massive spending cuts as well as large tax increases got into effect you have to have low expectations. it appears the white house is very confident in waiting for the republicans to make the next move. they keep saying inside the white house this is up to the rep
to a roller rink where trevor, sporting a white tux and brown skates, proposed to kathy while the roller derby teammates watched. >> the old brown rental skates and i roller skated out there. i roller skated around her for a minute. then i came and popped the question. >> you didn't fall. >> reporter: when they tied the knot, two decades after trevor wrote that letter, there it was. >> just cemented even more that, you know, we were meant to be together. >> reporter: the wedding photographer snapped a photo of the letter and posted it on line. and the couple's story went viral. kathy's advice to those looking for love -- >> don't discount your good friends because, you know, best friends can turn out to be the greatest of love. >> reporter: for "today," nbc news, atlanta. >> sweet story. >> yeah. i like that "don't let anyone see this." we need the "do you like me, yes, no." -- >> check the box. >> we'll go to weather and dylan. >>> good morning. i'm confused. i thought it was the weekend, but we've got savannah. we've got lester showed up on his day off. we've got everybody here from the week
pounds of thermal protection. it would last forever. it just turns brown and does not char. >> thank you for being such a rock star engineer. i really look up to that. you have spoken this whole evening about inspiration and the fact that everyone that you look up to was inspired at some time. i wonder if you have your own branch whose sole purpose is to inspire youth? >> you know, i am very familiar. i was judged at the first u.s. first competition. i was invited to be a judge and the competition was just too high schools in manchester the first year. so i am very familiar and supportive of that. i gave a talk at a brand new charter school in my home town where they are starting off kids with robotics between the ages of 6 and 13. boy, are they excited to go to school. let's see. the big problem that we had that we never could even do a student summer co-op program -- the problem is, our company was so small that it was hard for us to build barriers from one project to another. everyone of them essentially is nonpublic. richard branson's program, he tells everyone about it. in almost ev
that be a category 1. >> this should all be sandy coastline now. but now it is a foamy, brown mess of atlantic angry ocean, thanks to hurricane sandy. >> we did begin an orderly shutdown of the subway system at 9:00. >> there is a ship presently out at the mercy of the ocean, a ship with 17 people on board. >> sandy is forcing both campaigns and some boaters to make some changes. >> anything they need, we will be there. and we're going to cut through red tape. >> we are seeing a large number of fires caused by downed wires and electrical problems relating to outages. >> flooding on fdr drive on the east side. on the lower east side of manhattan we have seen flooding in a must be number of subway s as well, water pouring down. >> make no mistake about it, this was a devastating storm, maybe the worst we have ever experienced. >> hurricane sandy's impact on the united states has been devastating and heart breaking. and the response has been heroic and inspiring. >> so why was 2012 such a bad year for weather disasters? what can we expect in the new year? chad myers joins us to talk about this and we s
and brown sugar and rum. if you want a rum drink a mojito. not as festive but it's rum, lime juice and club soda. not to know i can. there's a -- tonic, there's a big difference. >> do i see margaritas? >> you do. this is the fox news version that we can make in the instituted. this is a new year's south of the border. a regular margarita has 400 calories. at a restaurant, up to 900 calories. >> why, because they add syrup? corn syrup, high fructose, the sugary margarita mix at bars is bad news. high in calories. this is my diet version, sprite zero, white tequila, krystal light and club soda, mix it together and it's girl. it's the skinny girl margarita. if it's too diet soda, make it with high quality tequila, lime and club soda. >> the white russian. >> another bad idea. you're mixing half and half with liquor, this is festive. an old-fashioned hot toddy. >> whiskey, lemon juice and hot water. half the calories and all the bite. >> now, the chocolate martini is always decadent. >> i don't understand that. dessert martins. i have seen rice pudding martins. if you want dessert, eat dessert
in massachusetts. he ran against scott brown and loss. congressman stephen lynch. name out of contention is ted kennedy, jr. he will not seek the seat. he was speculated to seek the seat of his late father. the decision to buck the dying inouye. senator daniel in a the swearing-in took place yesterday with joe biden. brian schatz becomes the senior senator with the new congress being formed on january the third. on the independent line -- jack on the independent line. caller: good morning. i bet a co-worker that we are going over the fiscal cliff. it is more of a slope than a cliff. it would be a year of complete in activity before we would see the real bite of everything, all of the doom that is being forecasted. i am reminded of erskine bowles and alan simpson. about three weeks ago or four weeks ago, they met with the president and members of congress and discuss their feelings afterwards with the press. erskine bowles said he felt there was a third of a chance that there would be a deal and a third of a chance no deal and a third there would be no deal until after we went past the january 1
. mr. brown: i ask the quorum call be dispensed. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. brown: thank you, mr. president. on sunday we confirmed carol galante as the new commissioner of the federal housing administration, the f.h.a. i want to thank my 19 republican colleagues who supported her nomination. it was an important step forward for f.h.a. special thanks to senator corker for his work on this, my colleague on the senate banking committee. my democratic colleagues and i have cleared an important commonsense piece of legislation on our side. it's passed overwhelmingly in the house. we've received little cooperation from some of our republican colleagues because it did not include everything that they want. it's clear the f.h.a.'s mutual mortgage insurance fund is facing significant financial issues. two years ago senator begich and i introduced an f.h.a. reform bill. for a time we collaborated with senator vitter from louisiana who worked with me on legislation with the g.a.o. and other things, and with senator isakson on that effort. so i know that many of my colleagues
paul brown. and this is a case that certainly has rocked new york. this is the second time this has taken place within the month of december. it's something that doesn't happen all that often here in new york. 8.5 million people in the city and many, many people take the subway. so to have something like this take place, you would think it's got the city in sort of a tizzy. this thing happened in queens. the woman was walking back and forth. it's not clear if the one that they have in custody is indeed the woman that was seen on that security video that you showed earlier. however,his woman apparently made implicating statements regarding that push. it happened in queens like i said. it was the 7 train. she was apparently walking back and forth when all of a sudden, she lunged forward, pushed this man who was then crushed to his death. again the second time this has happened in new york in this month. >> and what if anything do we know, david, about statements that this woman supposedly has made where she may have implicated herself? >> that's a good question. you know, we always ha
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brown did, but he'll be able to run it in a pretty good field for senate for a special election. so he lost his race, but he may be getting his seat back especially when you look at the cal before candidates. >> best week and a tough week, and i agree with perot that one is the state of min has entered the 21st century and issued the first gay marriage and that's great. the first week is struggling americans, low-income americans especially. left we forget while we talk about politics and we have people unemployed who are on the verge of losing unemployment insurance because it's being you used as a political pawn and incurring payroll tax hikes in a couple of days and we have medicare and social security and those things that may be looming in february. >> blake, susan, perry, happy new year to you all. i need to leave it there. in for alex witt this weekend. i'm t.j. holmes. craig melvin will take you through the next couple of hours here on msnbc. ll app. pretty sweet, huh? cute. but don't you have any apps on your phone that can make your life easier? who do you think i am, quicken
and john brown. during the 1994 health reform debate to reach the political divide. after he passed away, we thought it was imperative that we revive the coalition to help the bipartisanship following the divisiveness of the senate impeachment trial. following the landmark supreme court ruling in bush vs. gore that adjudicated the presidential election and evenly split senate with 50 republicans and 50 democrats, senate leaders joined with nearly one- third of the senate at a meeting of the centrist coalition to explore how to move forward in a bipartisan fashion. it is precisely this kind of approach that is crucial, madam president. it is only when we minimize the political barriers that we can maximize the senate allowing it to become an unparalleled incubator for results that truly matter to the american people. it was a cross aisle alliance that produced the program that was a rewrite of the telecommunications act for the first time. this was a landmark law insuring every library in classroom in america would be wired to the revolutionary resources of the internet which one publicat
constructive talks, i believe those are the quotes. i have with me, ron brown, cnn contributor. ron, it's not how it works in washington, the straight up-or-down vote. >> it hasn't for a long time. there are two separate things here. there's the filibuster in the senate. but the biggest obstacles is the hastert rule in the house. it has always been hard to see bill that a majority of house republicans would vote for that would be acceptable to president obama. so in many ways, i felt for really months, the only two choices were going over the cliff or abandoning that hastert rule and john boehner being willing to bring up a bill that could be passed by democratic votes, not passed by the majority of republicans. sounded a little more optimistic on the relative gauge we have than over the last couple of weeks. >> they're now running out of venues to discuss this. they discussed it at the white house. tried to get a deal between speaker boehner and president obama. now it's gone to the senate. harry reid and mitch mcconnell will try to work something out. after that, they have run out of
. the introduction of andrew's zipper sweater. >> i could start wearing a hoodie. >> we're looking at my brown shoes. >> i may be in the market for a car. i have a budget for a helicopter. >> yes, all this from a guy -- >> there will come a point where you'll make him cry. make him cry. >> don't tape me when i'm listening to andrew. >> you're never going to win an emmy. >> you would be skiing, and here comes a mogul. wow! >> everybody is -- i can see -- eat your heart out, joe. >> i've got to do the end of this. >> can't you read that? >> did the mayans actually know where greenwich was? >> i like to party. how many guinnesss after that? >> that was great. there were bugs flying all over me. >> it's too late for me. the horse is already out of the barn. >> i watch basketball. i watch "squawk box" in the morning. >> i can go back to bed. >> squawk is like a cocktail party in the morning. >> that's it? >> wow. that is a year of things we thought weren't making it to camera. we want to give a special thanks to our tape producer. he does incredible work for us all year long. he's taking notes just about
. there will not negotiate on the debt ceiling. sherrod brown said they were going with it. whitehouse said the same thing earlier. obama said they want an end to the high jinks. host: what is your take on president obama's role in negotiating so far? guest: i think he has a strong impulse to reach a deal. his priorities to reaching a deal is surpassing his desire to stand up for progressive principles. to protect parts of the government from harmful cuts that would hurt a lot of regular americans. host: republicans saw his news conference as unusual. john mccain said he should not know if he should be mad or sad. guest: the white house anticipated a lot of progress angst over this deal. they knew there would be concessions. he was trying to fire up the team, slam-dunking on republicans to make it seem like a partisan fight. i think that probably worked. john mccain complained. a lot democratic rally to the cause. host: joe biden made his way to the senate last night. do you know? guest: he allayed a lot of concerns about the debt ceiling. if republicans would refuse to raise the debt ceiling and if obama
're well aware of the well-reported speculation surrounding her death and marriage to bobby brown for 14 years and of course her battle with drug addiction. >> clayton: a really sad end. >> and her legacy will be an amazing one. i think it's going to be her powerful voice that we remember most about whitney and she was definitely the definition of a triple threat, a music car, theater, and she is the only artist to chart seven consecutive billboard top 100 singles ap most awarded artist of all time and i don't think there will never be another whitney. >> clayton: might never be another dick clark as well and as we head into new year's eve we think about dick clark and the tributes with rockin' eve, hosting that show for years. >> absolutely, yes, you're absolutely right. and known as the world's oldest teenager. the radio and tv personality who remains one known for dick clark's new years rockin' eve and the american television longest run variety show, american band stand which was the launch pad for many artist including madonna, michael jackson and his dear friend, stevie wonder and
. with that, i yield the floor and see the senator from ohio. mr. brown: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from ohio. mr. brown: i thank the senator from tennessee who is a valued member of the banking committee. thank you for your comments in support of mrs. galante. i heard the criticisms senator shelby offered. i want to answer a couple of those and then want to go on with the support of mrs. galante. two years i introduced an f.h.a. reform bill which unfortunately because of people on the other side has been blocked for whatever reasons. two weeks ago we tried to pass the f.h.a. emergency fiscal solvency act, a commonsense reform measure that came out of the house of representatives, sponsored by a republican from illinois, congressman begert, a chair of the house services subcommittee. it passed the house on a suspension of 402-7. passing that bill would not have prevented action that connects congress, yet my colleagues, some of my colleagues stand in the way of taxpayer protections. let me turn to ms. galante and the reason i'm supporting her nomination. i'm inclined to
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